Connecting You to Your Community

The Fund for the NRV


The Fund for the NRV provides support for both immediate and long-term initiatives that: 

  • CONNECT individuals and organizations working toward common goals.
  • INSPIRE innovative solutions that address the root causes of our community’s most pressing needs.
  • EMPOWER nonprofit organizations to become leaders in overcoming community challenges of all kinds.


The Fund for the NRV will enable the CFNRV to make larger scale, more impactful investments through the following initiatives:

The Fund for the NRV

  • Thrive: Supporting Nutrition & Health
    • To thrive is to push beyond mere survival and into a life where a person can be happy, healthy, and productive. This initiative aims to enhance access to food and recreation, expand the availability of local foods , and encourage a culture of health in the NRV. Learn more about Thrive here.

  • First Steps: Investing in Early Childhood Education & Development

    • Our children's first steps toward a healthy, happy future happen well before they learn to walk.  This initiative aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of the early childhood education and development landscape in the NRV and to support the physical, emotional, and social well-being of NRV children and families. Learn more about First Steps here.

  • Aging in Place: Encouraging Lifespan Friendly Communities

    • Aging in place allows seniors to maintain a high quality of life. Plus, helping individuals stay in their homes and neighborhoods makes good financial sense for families and communities. This initiative draws together residents, service providers, government officials and developers to encourage lifespan friendly homes, neighborhoods and services.  Learn more about Aging in Place here.

  • NLI: Nonprofit Leadership Institute

    • The staff and volunteers at over 200 non-profit organizations in the NRV commit their time, expertise, and money to making our community a better place, often with limited budgets and increasing demands. This initiative builds on the CFNRV's strong reputation for nonprofit management training to offer a comprehensive curriculum and forums for information sharing that build the skills and capacity of nonprofit leaders. Learn more about NLI here.

Support the Fund for the NRV now or contact the CFNRV at 540-381-8999 to learn more about these initiatives and how you can help.